Vocalist Carolyn Lee Jones begins the evening Jazz Vignettes with her band Carolyn Lee Jones Quintet. She made her Sammons debut with this band in March 2010 and they have been some of her steady recording and gigging partners since then. The band includes Brad Williams on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, Andrew Griffith on drums, and Mario Cruz on sax. The evening features music from her four jazz albums.
Harkening back to early jazz, the Ron and the Rowdies Dixieland Band takes the second set. Led by drummer Ron Fink, the band features Brian Standridge on trumpet, Bob Krenkel on clarinet/sax, Eugene LeBeaux on trombone, Carl Kleinsteuber on tuba, Scott Whitfield on banjo, Kent Ellingson on piano, and guest vocalist Kay Ellingson.
Admission includes valet parking, light refreshments, and beverages. To be placed on the wait list, please call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.